The Collection Connection

News From Your State Library

Volume 2 Issue 1


Spring into Reading, Recording, and Research!

Are you planning for retirement, looking for work-life balance solutions, or wanting to polish your Microsoft Teams skills? We have added many exciting new titles in our General Collection, curated especially to provide resources for working on personal and professional goals. A few of these titles are highlighted in the New and Notable Titles section below. Also in this issue, be sure to check out information on our new Oral History kits, and the BioOne Complete research database.
Library Account Application

No State Library account? No problem! Just click on the button to apply.

New and Notable Titles

See something of interest? Click on the hyperlinked title to be taken to the item record in our catalog, sign in, and click Send to My Office. If the title is also available as an eBook/audiobook, you can click on the blue View button to be taken to KY Libraries Unbound for check out. Only like general and genre fiction? We also have all types of fiction in large print and audiobooks, as well as plenty of fiction eBooks/audiobooks through Kentucky Libraries Unbound.

Employee Wellness & Workplace






Kentucky Highlights in Fiction and Non-Fiction

WorldCat Discovery Catalog

Click the button to discover a world of titles!

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KDLA Oral History Kits

KDLA has developed Oral History Kits in partnership with the Kentucky Historical Society, the Kentucky Oral History Commission, and with a generous grant from the Kentucky Colonels. They are portable, user-friendly, and contain everything needed to preserve the stories of Kentucky and Kentuckians for future generations. You can schedule one of these kits to preserve your unique family histories by contacting your local public library. Just ask for the staff member who handles interlibrary loan. These kits are for personal use only. The recordings will not be archived at KDLA or KHS. For more information about the project, visit this page on the Kentucky Historical Society’s website, or this page for information on the kit contents.

Database Spotlight

BioOne Complete is the flagship product of the non-profit publisher BioOne, described on their website as "a collaborative endeavor [of] librarians and publishers working together to address the inequities posed by commercial journal publishing." Their community includes more than 150 publishing societies, museums, associations, and independent presses; 3,500 accessing libraries and research organizations; and millions of users worldwide. The BioOne Complete database contains more than 200 open-access, scholarly and peer-reviewed, full-text titles in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. Specific subject areas include agriculture and agronomy, biodiversity conservation, biology, ecology, entomology, environmental sciences, evolutionary biology, marine and freshwater biology, ornithology, paleontology, plant sciences, veterinary sciences, and zoology. Per a review in the April 2017 issue of Library Journal , nearly "80 percent of subscribed titles are ranked in Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports and 67 percent are available online exclusively in Bio One Complete." Not only do they have titles from prominent publishers such as the American Museum of Natural History, the American Fisheries Society, and the American Institute of Biological Sciences, they also include just for fun features, such as this month's March Mammal Madness, a tournament of simulated competition between animals, in their BioOne Vista publication. If you need a refresher, or training on how to best use BioOne for your research needs, go to our Archived Training Sessions page for a recorded one hour webinar.